Fickle Steps Socks by Louise Tilbrook
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Fickle Steps Socks

June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
8 (9)” / 20 (22.5) cm

Inspired by a family walk in the English Lake District, the Fickle Steps Socks feature twisted and elongated stitches that mimic the movement of water rushing past stepping stones. The unisex socks are classically modern, achieving a sophisticated yet playful effect.

Finished Measurements
Foot circumference: 8 (9)” / 20 (22.5) cm
Shown in size 8” / 20 cm with 1½” / 4 cm of negative ease

1 skein of Julie Asselin Nomade (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 500 yd / 457 m per 115 g) or 350 (450) yd / 320 (410) m of fingering weight yarn
Sample shown in Julie Asselin Nomade in Flanelle

One 32” / 80 cm circular needle in size US 1½ / 2.5 mm
Or use a needle size to obtain gauge after blocking

Tapestry needle

32 sts and 44 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St st after blocking

This pattern is written for the magic loop method but can be easily adapted to your preferred method of small circumference knitting. Unless indicated otherwise, stitches on both needles are worked the same.

Due to the nature of the elongated stitches, we do not recommend using a cable needle. To work the cross, you will rearrange the stitches before knitting them.